Athens Guides

About Athens

Both historic and modern, edgy and traditional, Athens is famous as the capital of the Ancient world. Here you’ll find iconic structures like the Parthenon, the Acropolis and the Temple of Poseidon, but also a wealth of great coffee houses, delicious restaurants and buzzing bar scene. This is a truly young city, with a big student population – and the vibrant atmosphere that comes with it.

Guide to Athens

Both historic and modern, edgy and traditional, Athens is famous as the capital of the Ancient world.

Here you’ll find iconic structures like the Parthenon, the Acropolis and the Temple of Poseidon, but also a wealth of great coffee houses, delicious cuisine and buzzing bar scene. This is a truly young city, with a big student population – and the vibrant atmosphere that comes with it.

Facts About Athens

Top Attractions

Acropolis

Home to the famous Parthenon temple, the ancient Acropolis citadel is even more breath-taking in person than in the photos.

Syntagma Square

The central square of Athens will act as your base during your stay there – Syntagma Square leads off to shops, cafes and the metro station.

Temple of Zeus

Located in the centre of the city, the Temple of Zeus is surely a sight to behold. The statue of the Greek god inside was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Ancient Agora of Athens

Previously the cultural hub of Athens, the Ancient Agora is a hotspot for history, culture and taking those all important holiday snaps.

Main Districts

Culture Hotspots

National Archeological Museum

From prehistory to late antiquity, this museum will satisfy all your historical cravings. You'll learn plenty!

Benakis Museum

Built by Antonis Benakis in memory of his father Emmanuel, this museum is a go-to for all things art.

Technopolis

This major cultural venue immerses you in a world of innovation, education and wonder. Prepare to be thrilled!

Keeping You Busy

Walking Tours

Athens Free Walking Tour is exactly what it says on the tin; cover over 3000 years of the city’s history in just 2.5 hours on any day of the week! Just head to their website or email them here to reserve your spot ahead of time to pick a time that’s convenient for you, and find out your meeting point.

Nightlife and partying

The historic triangle has a concentration of great clubs and bars clustered in its neighbourhoods. From vintage cocktail bars and gin joints to quirky drinking dens and local craft beer watering holes, you can’t go far wrong in this large pocket of town.